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7 Night Classic Mekong Upstream River Cruise from My Tho to Kampong Cham

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Cabin Twin
Main Deck Twin

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7-Nights accommodation aboard Mekong Pandaw
Main meals from a local master chef heading an experienced international culinary team
Local mineral water, jugged coffee, teas & tisanes
Welcome drink on arrival, welcome cocktail, farewell reception
Series of cultural performances, educational talks, cooking classes, and ship tour
Entrance fees
Guide services (English language)
Crew Gratuities
Transfers between the meeting point and the ship at the start and end of a voyage

Complimentary Free Flow Drinks Package:
Unlimited service of soft drinks and local mineral water.
Over 18's only unlimited service of local spirits & mixers and beers.
Excludes wines, imported spirits and imported mineral waters.
Not exchangeable for cash or on-board credit if not used.
Pandaw holds the right to cancel/amend this package at any time.
Package entitled to booking names only, cannot be transferred to any other
passengers on-board.
Valid on ship only (not during hotel stays on combo cruises).

7 Night Cruise sailing from My Tho to Kampong Cham aboard Mekong Pandaw.

DAY 1 MY THO
After boarding your Pandaw we sail downstream to Ben Tre and anchor midstream. In the afternoon, there is a lecture on Vietnamese life on the Mekong Delta. During cocktail hour passengers are entertained by an indigenous dance group and meet your key crew.

DAY 2 BEN TRE
Travel by sampans through mangroves and bamboo groves to the fruit orchards of Ben Tre. In these local artisans are at work and are invite visitors into their homes for tea, fruit and honey products made from their own honey. This is an area rich in bird life and on our return journey we travel by horse cart through the lush countryside. After lunch, the ship moors off Cho Lach island for pot making and further glimpses of Delta life, agriculture and local Viet hospitality including a culinary lesson in making traditional Banh Xeo.

DAY 3 CON PHUOC ISLAND
After breakfast, there is a short coach journey to the Gao Giong ‘green oasis’ with its bird sanctuary. Here a diverse selection of water and egrets that gather in the tens of thousands across the Duong Tharp Muoi or ‘Plain of Reeds’. Rowing boats traverse the canals to take us to see the principal nesting areas. After returning to the boat we cruise upstream to Con Phuoc Island. We Moor in a small canal off Con Phuoc Island and go ashore to explore the island by Xi Loi seeing basket production and visiting a 100-year old Catholic Church as well as local woodworking artisans.

DAY 4 CAMBODIA BORDER
Afternoon, explore the labyrinthine canal system around Tan Chau to visit a Taoist temple where the monks will read fortunes. Continue through local villages by Xi Loi stopping off to help locals tend their fields before stopping off to visit a fish farm and earn merit by releasing fish back into the Mekong. Border crossing formalities take up much of the afternoon and during this stationary period there is an optional tour of the working ship and fruit carving classes on deck.

DAY 5 PHNOM PENH
Morning orientation of Phnom Penh by cyclo visiting the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda followed by the National Museum with its marvelous collection of Angkorian statuary. Afternoon optional visit to the Killing Fields and Genocide museum or take a tuk-tuk to explore the riverfront and finish with High Tea at Raffles Hotel. Overnight in Phnom Penh city port with its lively bars, restaurants and night life.

DAY 6 SILK ISLAND
Sail up the Tonle River to board our expedition vessel, the Pandaw Explorer, to visit Koh Okhna Tey, or ‘silk island’ to study the entire silk making process from worms to weavers. There will be a demonstration of the ancient Khmer martial art of Bokator. Return to ship and return down the Tonle River to turn up the Mekong at the confluence. Evening lecture on Angkor and Khmer culture.

DAY 7 KRATIE AND THE DOLPHIN GROUNDS
Morning visit to Koh Trong Island a small Mekong River hamlet which can be explored by bicycle or ox cart with a real immersion into Khmer rural life visiting local schools and English classes then visiting a reforestation site where you can leave your mark by planting your own tree. Passengers should feel free to donate items for use in the schools such as books & pens etc. After lunch, moor off Kratie and continue to the dolphin grounds by local boat where we will observe the elusive Irrawaddy Dolphins.

DAY 8 SIEM REAP
Sail downstream to moor at Kampong Cham for disembarkation.

Conditions

Cruise costs are in New Zealand Dollars (NZD). Offer subject to availability at time of booking. Prices are per person share twin based on best available cruise fare, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. Subject to availability and currency fluctuations. All fares and taxes are subject to change without notice up until full payment is received. Itinerary may be subject to change. Credit card payments will incur a fee. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. Cruise Line reserves the right to re-instate the fuel supplement for all guests up to US$9 per person per day if the price of light sweet crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) exceeds US$70 per barrel. Please consult cruise line website for current information.
Cruise Itinerary
Date Activity Arrive Depart
10/08/19 My Tho, South Vietnam
10/08/19 Ben Tre, Vietnam
11/08/19 Ben Tre, Vietnam
12/08/19 Con Phuoc Island, Vietnam
13/08/19 Tan Chau, Vietnam
14/08/19 Phnom Penh, Cambodia
15/08/19 Koh Okhna Tey (Silk Island), Cambodia
16/08/19 Kratie, Cambodia
17/08/19 Kampong Cham, Cambodia
Itinerary may vary by sailing date and itineraries may be changed at the cruise lines discretion. Please check itinerary details at time of booking and before booking other travel services such as airline tickets.